Sometimes connecting with one another over grief is simply about being in the same room, playing a game, and knowing you are not the only one who has lost someone.
Following demand from our teen clients to connect with other grieving teens outside a counselling environment, our new program The Hangout was developed. It’s a monthly drop-in group that meets at the Children’s Grief Centre or offsite, depending on the activity.
We held our first session in January and welcomed 6 of our teen clients to participate under the leadership of 3 teen leaders, who are past clients. The feedback from the group has been extremely positive so far, including requests that we host the group more often.
The Hangout is made possible through a generous donation from the Nickle Family Foundation.